Kalaignar Karunanidhi dies at 94: Twitterati pay tributes

Cries, screams, heartbreaks and cries of “Kalaignar” filled the air as news of DMK Chief Dr. M Karunanidhi’s demise spread. He passed away at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai at 6:45 pm due to age-related illness at 94. DMK workers and supporters couldn’t take this news as they were seen crying. Sea of people lined up to bid adieu to their “Kalaignar”. They have already gathered outside the hospital, most supporters have been staying there since Monday evening.

Kalaignar is one of the main reasons why Tamil Nadu is way ahead in development compared to other states in India. He extended his fruitful contributions as the chief minister of the state of Tamil Nadu for 5 separate terms from 1969–2011.

Credits: The Hindu

Kalaignar was a long-established leader of the Dravidian Self-respect movement and 10-time president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam political party. Before stepping into politic, he worked in the Tamil film industry as a screenwriter. He is known for the knack of writing stories, plays, novels, and a multiple-volume memoir and has also made contributions to Tamil literature.

Karunanidhi was the only politician to have extended his services for a political party for 50 years. The final medical bulletin from the hospital revealed this. “With deep anguish, we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar Dr. M. Karunanidhi on 07.08.2018 at 06.10 pm. Despite the best possible efforts by our team of doctors and nurses to resuscitate him, he failed to respond.

We profoundly mourn the loss of one of the tallest leaders of India and we share the grief of family members and fellow Tamilians worldwide.”







Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.